Before we left our lovely campsite parked beside our friends home in Calico Basin, we did a last hike through the wash east of their property.
I used my Bad Elf to map our route.
We walked east past their home and over a hill toward the wash.
I find a heart..
I don't know what type of cactus this is but it was a lovely shade of purple.
This area becomes a raging river after a big rain storm.
Its been a dry winter here.
In the past we have seen this wash filled with water.
I think he must have dyslexia..
Its the thought that counts.
More vibrant colors.
I love hiking the wash..
Its an easy hike for those days when you just don't feel like going uphill out of breath..
You can breathe easy here..
This little rock with the two eyes, reminded me of an owl.
I know..I am a Bird Brain…
it was dried out and the stem felt like wood.
I went up to see why all the smaller rocks are stuck on the side.
The tall red earth sides of the wash tower over him.
The red earth will erode away before the balanced rocks..
This part of the wash ends abruptly
. We would have to climb about 11 feet over what would be a water fall area if there was water.
Instead we backtrack and head out of the wash and take another trail back to Homey.
Through the red sands…
then head south..back to where we started.
Another terrific hike in Calico Basin.
Just a little over three miles..
I will miss our walks here….